First-person narratives in journalism

After I read this story, I had to give some thought to the idea that “we lose something important in the rush toward first-person takes” (Eve Fairbanks). First, the story linked above is “To Siri, With Love: How One… Read More

Online News Association conference 2014

Links to a small number of really useful resources from #ONA14.

Introducing the HTML5 canvas element

In a Web coding class, in which students work with HTML, CSS and JavaScript, they should also have some exposure to the canvas. Here are the materials I’ve developed for a basic introduction: PowerPoint (on Slideshare): Introduction to… Read More

Computer code that writes stories

It’s about the power of code, and it’s also about a UF J-school alum, Ken Schwencke (JM – 2009), who works on the Data Desk at the Los Angeles Times. Whenever there’s an earthquake, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) sends out email alerts…. Read More

Smarter(2): A list for journalism students

The Forbes digital content model and power of the long-tail. Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, and YouTube referrals up 52%+ in past year. America’s Shackled Press.

Smarter: A list for journalism students

The One Tech Buzzword Every Journalist Should Know. “We’re still babies at it”: BuzzFeed Video’s strategy … NSA Files Decoded: What the revelations mean for you.

10 examples of bespoke article design and scrolling goodness

Have you been noticing all the pretty sliding/scrolling articles that are popping up around the Internetz? My students think they’re wonderful, and so do I. So let’s look at a roundup of some great ones. Of course we’ll… Read More